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Israeli geologist finds oldest oceanic crust

Israeli geologist finds oldest oceanic crust

An Israeli geologist has discovered what he describes as the oldest oceanic crust in the world. The ancient crust that lies on bottom of Mediterranean Sea is believed to be 340 million years old. The finding was published in Nature Geoscience.

Roi Granot at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, studied the pattern of Earth’s magnetic field trapped in submerged rocks. He also measured the patch that resulted from breakdown of the supercontinent Pangaea in the Palaeozoic era.

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Zimbabwe and Namibia file petitions to remove international ivory trade ban and start ivory sale

Zimbabwe and Namibia file petitions to remove international ivory trade ban and

Proposals have been made to lift the international ivory trade ban and allow the sale of ivory for one more time. The proposals will come up for voting in a meeting to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 23 to October 5.

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Last Minute Information about Solar Flare Averted Nuclear War in 1967

Last Minute Information about Solar Flare Averted Nuclear War in 1967

In 1967, amid the Cold War, America and Russia were engaged into a staring contest from different sides of the world, with each of them looking for a chance to make the other blink. Nuclear missiles were well equipped and all set to fire at moment's notice. The military in the US was on high alert, seeking the launch of some kind of surprise invasion or preemptive strike by Soviets. The moment finally arrived on May 23.

Physicists at IceCube Neutrino Observatory fail to turn up any Evidence of Sterile Neutrino

Physicists at IceCube Neutrino Observatory fail to turn up any Evidence of Steri

For physicists, last few days were rough. Last week, the Large Hadron Collider scientists said the hoped-for new particle has disappeared. This sad new was followed by another announcement that neutrino hunters seeking new flavor of the ghostly particles also came up empty.

The questioned particles were both only ideas, but in case, they had been found they would have assisted physics in finding a new direction, the much needed one. But they found nothing at all.

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NASA selects deep space habitat partners

NASA selects deep space habitat partners

The US space agency NASA is serious about its trip to Mars. The agency has just pledged $65 million, spread over a couple of years and six companies, for the development and testing of deep-space habitats that may be used on way to and on the Red Planet’s surface.

It belongs to the organization’s NEXTStep, a prevailing collaboration program under NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems, funding private study into technology for space exploration.

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Volunteering in middle and older age associated with enhanced mental health and well-being: Study

Volunteering in middle and older age associated with enhanced mental health and

A number of people who volunteer say that helping others is useful for them also because it helps them feel good about themselves and their moves. According to a new research, such positive feelings may, at least in some particular stages of life, translate into improved mental health and well-being.

Researchers realize potential application of blue flame that comes without ash

Researchers realize potential application of blue flame that comes without ash

Have you ever imagined having flames without ash? So start imagining. We all have seen yellow flames, but not all must have seen blue flames. Blue flames are different from the ordinary flames. They are perceived as destructive, but a good thing about them is that they do not discharge soot, thus, they are clean. Some researchers have produced these flames through experiments in labs.

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MIT researchers report an important step toward practical quantum computers

MIT researchers report an important step toward practical quantum computers

Quantum computers are mainly imaginary devices that may do some calculations quite faster in comparison to conventional computers. The bits of classical computation can represent 0 or 1, and quantum computers have quantum bits, or qubits, which can at times represent 0 and 1 at once.

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More than expected rise in US maternal death rate: Study

More than expected rise in US maternal death rate: Study

A rise has been witnessed in the US maternal death rate, women who die during or soon after pregnancy, unveils a new study. National maternal death rate from 2000 to 2014 has increased by around 27%.

The research paper published in the Obstetrics & Gynecology said that the numbers are more than expected. Researchers were estimating a rate of 16 per 100,000, but federal health officials have reported a rise in the figures.

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Great White Sharks feasting on Whale Carcass led to closure of three beaches

Great White Sharks feasting on Whale Carcass led to closure of three beaches

A pack of half-dozen great white sharks forced officials to close three popular beaches of Cape Cod. The announcement was made on Friday after researchers captured a video of sharks eating a whale carcass.

Swimming in the waters of the three beaches- Noons Landing, Beach Point, and Cold Storage- has been closed temporarily as more number of sharks could come to feast on the 11-feet long dead minke whale.

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